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Old 30 October 2004, 19:41   #1
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I am thinking about a hand held VHF radio to add to our kit (we have fixed one on the console). I have had a look at some past threads but was after some current views of what people are useing and how they have performed.
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Old 30 October 2004, 19:55   #2
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Neal,

Have a good 'ole search on this one as it's come up time after time.

I'm using a Garmin VHF725e which i've had for two-and-a-half years ish, and has performed faultlessly. But then I do look after it... http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...k&pagenumber=2
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Don't get a Silva; I've had lots of trouble with mine, as have others!
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Thanks for info above Richard & Tim. Richard the Garmin looks a nice unit but a little more than i wanted to go to at the moment. Has anyone any experance of the Entel HT60 unit. I have found them on a number of sites now but not seen before.
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I have an ICOM M31??? anyway , what ever model it is its great.... Over the years I have seen lots of radios , between handhelds and fixed units alike... Icom seem to perform the bests out of the lot........
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There is only one, the ICOM Euro V.
Pay the extra, you know it makes sense and nobody is EVER disappointed with quality.
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I agree. Get the M1 Euro V. The M31 self discharges over a matter of 4 or 5 weeks due to its on/off switching which renders it useless if it is a reserve and rarely used and charged. The M1 euro V would be my choice- reliable Li-Ion battery, waterproof etc.
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If money is tight the Entel 640 is a good buy 149inc Vat. But the Icom M1V is the best.
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I got the Icom M31 which looks and works very well,

Only problem i have is getting it to stay on dual watch but thats down to me not wanting to read the insruction book!
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